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3/20/2018
09:00 AM

7 Spectre/Meltdown Symptoms That Might Be Under Your Radar

The Spectre/Meltdown pair has a set of major effects on computing but there are impacts on the organization that IT leaders might not have considered in the face of the immediate problem.
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Budget Be Gone
When you add up a busted refresh cycle, longer sales cycles, new cloud service economics, and a set of possible component shortages, what you have is a formula for budgets that don't make sense. The longer the time horizon on the budget forecasts, the more likely it is that the numbers will need serious adjustment, but even year-to-year budgets may face major re-writes.
The thing is, budgets aren't written in anticipation of the kind of problem Spectre and Meltdown represent. In the same way that passenger shipping budgets didn't really account for the Titanic, hardware and software budgets assumed the best (or at least, something besides the worst) from foundation vendors. What they got was Meltdown.
All of the issues listed in this article can be handled, but it will be better to handle them proactively than to wait for them to cause problems. How many have you begun to prepare for? Which effects did we miss in our list? Let us know in the comments -- we're prepared for the discussion.
(Image: cocoparisienne, via Pixabay)

Budget Be Gone

When you add up a busted refresh cycle, longer sales cycles, new cloud service economics, and a set of possible component shortages, what you have is a formula for budgets that don't make sense. The longer the time horizon on the budget forecasts, the more likely it is that the numbers will need serious adjustment, but even year-to-year budgets may face major re-writes.

The thing is, budgets aren't written in anticipation of the kind of problem Spectre and Meltdown represent. In the same way that passenger shipping budgets didn't really account for the Titanic, hardware and software budgets assumed the best (or at least, something besides the worst) from foundation vendors. What they got was Meltdown.

All of the issues listed in this article can be handled, but it will be better to handle them proactively than to wait for them to cause problems. How many have you begun to prepare for? Which effects did we miss in our list? Let us know in the comments -- we're prepared for the discussion.

(Image: cocoparisienne, via Pixabay)

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3/20/2018 | 2:33:21 PM
Great article
My enjoyment of this article is only exceded by my frustration at the multi-page format it was published in. The article's good enough to stand on its own, why resort to shady click-gen tactics?
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